New Holland Night Tripper - New Holland Brewing Company
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4.08/5 rDev 0%
Poured into an imperial pint glass a jet black I mean oils slick black with a very th very thin head that was gone in a flash even after a hard pour.Highly roasted in the aroma along with some raisin and sweet vanilla,the raisin flavors are really pronounced on the palate along with some dark roast coffee and again the vanilla,a hint of wood shows thru in the finish.This beer went down very easily for how big it was wich could come back to hurt ya ,but all in all not earth shattering but solid.
04-02-2008 12:38:12 | More by oberon
4.25/5 rDev +4.2%
Black-hole black and pretty thick looking as it makes its way from the bottle to the glass. A big and creamy tan head forms on top and grows with a little bit of aggressive swirling. Been holding on to this one for a bit, excited to finally crack it.
The aroma is a bit more subdued that I would have liked/imagined. But, my initial speculation that this was due to the beer being too cold was confirmed as the beer warmed and the aromas finally came out. After stuffing my nose into this for minutes, the thing I smell the most is heavy, dark fudge.
There are some secondary aromas floating in the back; your standard roasted malts, coffee and such, but my mind keeps coming back to that fudge. This beer smells like bittersweet fudge cake - an explosion of fudge. Light alcohol on the nose, too. Somewhat expected for a 10%+ ABV beer.
Holy shit... Night Tripper feels so big on the palate, it's crazy. Just so commanding, robust, and huge. Sweet dark fudge and chocolate cascade over my senses, following suit with the heavy fudge nose I was getting. The taste reveals a bit more than the aroma, however. Much more roasted malt which induces some light, balancing bitterness.
Dark prunes, light coffee beans, and more fudge make up the remainder of the profile. There's a slight dry and ashy tone that hits the back of my tongue with each sip and it slightly resembles burnt coffee beans... Not a bad addition. The alcohol is warming, but not as noticeable at is was in the aroma. Thick and heavy body, chewy, robust, low carbonation overall.
After hearing a bunch of people tell me this was New Holland's best offering, I can finally see where they're coming from. I still might be slightly biased towards the Poet, but this is certainly a top-notch brew from New Holland and no doubt one of their best.
03-08-2013 23:07:13 | More by tectactoe
4.25/5 rDev +4.2%
Purchased this 22oz from CBX.
Appearance - Pitch black with a minimal tan head.
Smell - Rich chocolate, coffee, and mild dark fruits.
Taste - An explosion of dark chocolate and coffee at first, followed by tangy piney hops. Finishes with some burnt toast and plenty of booze.
Mouth feel - Full bodied. Thick and chewy. Low carbonation.
Drinkability - Not bad for being so boozy. I felt it was a solid Imperial stout. Worth a try!
05-28-2011 20:18:21 | More by ExtraStout
3.78/5 rDev -7.4%
Shared with friends from 22 oz bomber
A-Balck body, no ruby edges, 2 inch white head.
S-Sweet chocoloate, cocoa, smeels very creamy
T-Cocoa, little bit of oak, slight cola flavor with caramel notes,m slightly artificial tasting
M-Creamy and full in mouth
D-Good beer but not my favorite
09-02-2008 02:58:01 | More by hopsleeroy
3.98/5 rDev -2.5%
Poured from a bottle into a chalice type glass.
This brew pours dark brown, basically black, with a syrupy disposition. There is practically no head with only the thinnest ring of tan bubbles around the glass giving any indication that there is carbonation present. Aromas are very enjoyable with a heavy sweet malt, figs, and a noticeable alcohol smell.
The first pull was interesting. The first things that hit me were sweet malts and alcohol, but it would be unfair to judge this by those items alone. The complexity of this brew is truly fantastic, with all sorts of flavors coming together like chocolate, licorice, vanilla, and a bit of a whiskey warmth at the end. The mouthfeel is silky and smooth, much like the Dragon's Milk from the same brewer.
I liked this one quite a bit but the only criticism I might give it is that there was practically no carbonation. It would be nice with a few bubbles. It's rather warming on the way down and at such a high gravity it doesn't take long to catch up to you. Recommended.
03-18-2008 01:32:59 | More by SIRIUS2
3.5/5 rDev -14.2%
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark brownish-black with no head, even after a vigorous pour.
The aroma is sweet chocolate, dark fruits (plum) and some rum cakey alcohol.
The flavor is roasted fudgy chocolate and coffee with a slight tang of dark fruits. It has a big bitter roasted and tarry alcoholic finish that is a bit over the top and slightly off tasting. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and watery with no carbonation.
Overall, I really like the flavor of this, other than the finish. The lack of carbonation hurts it as well. This is close to being an awesome brew.
04-30-2008 05:52:15 | More by Beaver13
2.5/5 rDev -38.7%
A bottle my wife brought home from a work trip.
Poured into my Allagash tulip The beer forms a dense tan head the resides to the glasses edge quickly. The color is a dark dark brown black as it pours.
The aroma is sweet malty with a hint of roast. There is a noticeable amount of alcohol in the end.
The taste very malty, very sweet and a lingering creaminess on the tongue. A fair amount of chocolate. There is a strange almost soapy finish that makes this undrinkable for me.
This is a below average imperial stout at best. i would choose a Old Raspy any day of the week over this, not sure why it has such a high rating.
11-11-2012 23:05:49 | More by bishopdc0
3.95/5 rDev -3.2%
A - Dark brown, lets a bit of light through. Quarter inch head dissipates quickly leaving a nice caramel colored lacing.
S - Hops, oak, bourbon, smoke chocolate and coffee.
T - tastes more like a cream stout than an imperial stout. very chocolaty. Reminds me of cocoa pebbles with chocolate milk on them. ends with a touch of hops bitterness.
M - more carbonated than I would prefer but still creamy texture. Less "heavy" than I was expecting
D - holy cow drinkable. no way would i guess this is 10.8 %abv. there is pretty much none of the alcohol burn you would expect. Drinks like a Cream stout not an imperial stout.
12-14-2010 02:08:40 | More by SAxDRC5
3.58/5 rDev -12.3%
Appearance: black in color, 1/4 inch head, opaque, low carbonation
Smell: dark chocolate, smoke, and roasted malt
Taste: dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and light caramel
Mouthfeel: heavy bodied, low carbonation, sweet and roasty
Overall: An above average rich and heavy imperial stout.. The alcohol is well hidden, but yet I feel like I have had more complex and interesting examples in the style. Not a beer I would pass up, but not one I need to rush to again.
06-28-2014 13:17:23 | More by tigg924
4.1/5 rDev +0.5%
22 oz bottle no sign of a date poured into Duvel tulip.
Appearance - As I'm pouring you can actually see through the stream of beer and it is a deep brown with a mahogany tone. Once in the glass the liquid is opaque black with a half inch light tan head hangs out for a minute but falls to a patchy cap. Sticky on the edges of the glass in spots but no serious rings. Overall decently appealing.
Smell - Big on smell with a lot of dark chocolate, dark fruits, coffee, caramel, some vanilla and oak notes. Smell is really great.
Taste/Mouthfeel - Rich roasty malts and dark chocolate with a hint of oak. Not as much alcohol presence as I would have expected from 10.8%. Taste is good, but not even the most appealing part of this beer when compared to how it feels. Very smooth with a slight tingle from the carbonation. Thick full body coats my mouth and is fantastic.
Drinkability - While the alcohol isn't cloying, the thick mouthfeel and how heavy it sits in your stomach really keeps this one as a sipper. I love big beers but this one took a while to get through.
Overall - A very rich beer that would go great with dessert. Tasty and full, I wouldn't be opposed to picking some more up.
07-14-2010 01:02:47 | More by Hoops4life511
4.78/5 rDev +17.2%
Poured from a 22 bottle into a snifter.
Appearance was pitch black, with creamy tan head, very little carbonation.
Smell: WOW! Roasted Coffee, cocoa, caramelized brown sugar, and burnt caramel.
Taste: Flavors of roast coffee, dark chocolate dominate with a slight hint of black licorice. Flavors linger on the palate for a very long time. Get a nice hit of hops in the finish that is quickly balanced out by flavors of chocolate malt.
Mouthfeel: Nice and heavy like you would expect from a Russian Imperial, but not gumey or tacky. Coats the mouth with all of the flavors in the aroma.
Drinkability: For all of the alcohol, and chocolate malt in this beer it goes down rather quickly, needed to slow myself down so I could enjoy all of the complexity of this beer.
Tried with some extra dark (72% cocoa) chocolate what a perfect match. Being a chef I can't wait to try braising some short ribs with this beer on a cold snowy Clevland night.
YOU NEED TO TRY THIS BEER!
02-18-2008 13:31:32 | More by djwilson
4.33/5 rDev +6.1%
Had this on tap during a recent visit to Brews Cafe in Granville. Was interested to try it as I've heard pretty good things about this one.
Appearance- Comes off the tap into a Bells tulip the usual opaque black with a thin sheet of creamy tan head across the top. Head dies back to a thin ring around the edge and a very minimal amount of lacing left as I drink.
Smell- Rich but not overly complex. Lots of roasted malts with a strong bitter chocolate aroma coming through as well. Can't pick up on a whole lot else but what I get does smell nice.
Taste- Again rich and flavorful. Up front I get mostly the bitter chocolate that I was picking up on in the nose and back up by lots of roasted malt. Also some mildly astringent burnt coffee flavors coming through as well on the finish. Very nice.
Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Mouthfeel is thick and creamy off the tap. This beer was dangerously drinkable and a very nice combination of richness of flavor and accessibility for the style.
Overall, my favorite offering thus far from New Holland. Not the best imperial stout I've had but very good for the price point and availability. Recommended.
03-05-2010 01:22:47 | More by boatshoes
3.58/5 rDev -12.3%
Pours a dark chocolate pitch black color with a tan moccha head that seems to form effortlessly. Fine lacing surrounds my chalice with each sip, forming thick. Aroma has dark fruit, dark chocolate and moccha like coffee . Flavor is hot with alcohol and dark chocolate. mints left on my pillow and hints of fruit. Barley refined compared to most versions this alcohol infusion seems a bit intense and over the top compared to Black Magick and KBS. Mouthfeel is medium bodied even carbonation I just couldn't feel good about letting this beer coninue on. Drinkability/overall qualities of this beer aren't as bad as some of it's worse points...God love America everything else can wait.
03-22-2011 05:52:34 | More by WVbeergeek
4.11/5 rDev +0.7%
Growler fill from TCT (Greenville). Pours brown/black with a decent head.
Aroma of dark roasted malt with hints of rum, dark chocolate and weak coffee. There’s some chocolate and coffee in the flavor too, but a much more substantial load of dark roasted malts, particularly towards the finish. A bit boozy and a touch of burnt grain, but both are more welcome than objectionable. Rather sweet up front; a quality appreciated in the finely-balanced, mildly bitter finish and aftertaste.
O: A well crafted, mainstream imperial stout.
03-30-2013 21:21:36 | More by chinchill
New Holland Night Tripper from New Holland Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 721 ratings.